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They are talking about Open Face Chinese poker. See the site below if you are interested in learning how to play: How to play open face chinese poker A lot of the top players have started getting hooked on it. Jason Mercier was involved in a 34 hours session or something ridiculous like that. You can also find more information about it on Wikipedia
It is a lot about strategy and there are also a lot of other variations, like Pineapple Open Face Chinese. You can also read a lot about Open Face Chinese Strategy on TwoPlusTwo
You deal the cards normally until each player has 5, then the player in FL gets his other 8 cards. If you are playing Pineapple you give the FL player an extra card, which will be his/her's discard card. Side bit you may also want to know is that a FL hand is technically a continuation of the last hand, which means button does not move while FL occurs.
It probably doesn't help that not many people know what Pineapple Open Face Poker is, so here's a link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-face_Chinese_poker My own opinion, which I use whenever I get really stuck on a problem, is to start out with the strongest and end with the weakest, hoping we will never get there. So I woud choose setup 2.
Since it is very hard to shoot the moon in POFC, other players do not scoop you if you get there. So you gain 20 points from each player. Otherwise the risk you take would (by far) not be worth the outcome. (Imo, I think that 20 points from each player is still not enough to make this play profitable.)
I just tried the game a few days and tried to learn some strategies but for me it's a fun game but way too complicated to start playing it seriously. Since it's a pretty new game for most of us people didn't have the time to come up with good strategies (or at least no one is sharing them). Like Barry Greenstein said in an interview "I've lost a lot of ...
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